Flint and Charlie are bringing horses they had bought at Fort Henderson from Major Hansen back when they see a poster offering a $10,000 reward for Angel de Muerte (angel of death). Muerte has been a problem for everyone including the Army and wagon trains some of whom have been wiped out by him. Flint raising his arm sends a signal to a group of masked men who approach the pair and steal the horses. Before leaving the men the leader of the group hands Flint a package. The reluctant Charlie takes Flint as a prisoner to the wagon train where he tells Christopher Hale what happened. Flint admits to helping steal the horses so when Major Hansen arrives from Fort Henderson a trial is held in which Hale sentences Flint to 20 lashes with a bull whip and banishment from the wagon train. After Sgt. Oakes completes the sentence, Flint in deep pain rides off. Later, Bill, Chris and Major Hansen ride out for a secret meeting - with Flint. Bill learns the Major helped fake the robbery as Flint ... Written by
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I don't have the stomach to lay a bullwhip to the back of a friend of mine, no matter what he's done.